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WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A $160 million mega yacht has been cruising the Hawaiian Islands this month. 

The VAVA II is owned by Swiss/Italian pharmaceutical tycoon and billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli and his wife, songwriter Kirsty Bertarelli.  

Bertarelli had the yacht made as a gift for his wife.

How is this for size, the vessel is longer than a football field, equipped with a fold-down beach club, helicopter pad, six decks, swimming pool and can accommodate 36 guests.

The ship took 200 workers more than two years to complete. In 2012, it was reported that it took more than $400,000 to fill the yacht up with fuel.

The mega yacht has been spotted off Kailua-Kona, Lahaina and Waikiki. VAVA II spent last weekend cruising around the island of Maui. As of Friday evening the yacht was heading back to Honolulu. 

In case you are wondering, the largest yacht in the world is the Azzam, which was launched in April of 2013 at 590 feet in length. Not much is known about the megayacht and it is rumored to have been built for a member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi. The cost a staggering $605 million.

To view photos of the VAVA II on a mobile device click here: http://bit.ly/1f0S46x

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